The Birmingham, Alabama-based Tennessee STEM Explorers serve children throughout the Southeast by collaborating with local television stations to present weekly 30-minute STEM-driven programming.
In late October, Zayda Dominick and 13 other UTC undergraduates, accompanied by faculty from the Department of Chemistry and Physics, had the opportunity to present the results of their research at the Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society—known as SERMACS—in Durham, North Carolina. Dominick, who presented research she began during her freshman year titled “Understanding how NtrZ affects NtrY in Caulobacter crescentus,” received an undergraduate poster award.
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UTC students volunteered to participate in the United Way of Greater Chattanooga’s Day of Caring on Sept. 22, going to Brown Middle School, Hixson Middle School and the Chattanooga Zoo and—among other jobs—painted, cleaned up brush and dirt, chunked building scrap into dumpsters, sprayed weeds in school vegetable gardens and brushed spiderwebs off ceilings.
A team led by UC Foundation Professor Steven Symes in the Department of Chemistry and Physics and UC Foundation Professor Sean Richards in the Department of Biology, Geology and Environmental Science is testing whether blood samples can be used to screen for endometrial cancer.
During the summers of 2022 and 2023, UTC student Carter Jordan accompanied Guerry Professor of Biology Hope Klug to study sand goby at the Tvärminne Zoological Station, a marine station located at the entrance to the Gulf of Finland and the oldest and largest infrastructure for coastal marine research in the Baltic Sea.
Dr. Stephanie Philipp, UTC assistant professor of education and interim director of the STEM Education Program, recently hosted 45 Hamilton County teachers—half of whom are UTC graduates, according to a show of hands. Philipp’s half-day cohort was funded as part of a $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.
For UTC sophomore, helping improve health in underserved communities is ‘what I want to do 110% deep in my soul’
Gillian Morton, a Brock Scholar in the Honors College majoring in pre-health professional exercise and health science with minors in biology and chemistry, was one of five UTC undergraduates to attend this summer’s HBCU Wellness Project at Meharry Medical College in Nashville.
For 30 years, the Westbrook Scholarship Program has helped first-year chemistry and physics students at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga complete their degrees. The scholarship provides $14,000 over four years to eligible incoming freshmen in the UTC Department of Chemistry and Physics.
Even though the Colonial Chemical name is not on the label, there’s a good chance the molecules are from the South Pittsburg, Tennessee-based company, which is home to 16 current University of Tennessee at Chattanooga graduates—nine of them with undergraduate degrees in chemistry or chemical engineering.